DADDY LONG LEGS CAST
MEGAN MCGINNIS (Jerusha)
Megan McGinnis originated the role of Jerusha at Rubicon Theatre, where she received a Los Angeles Ovation Award for her performance. She has played the show at several regional theatres, garnering a Chicago Jeff Nomination, a Cincinnati Acclaim Award, and a Cincinnati Entertainment Award. Ms. McGinnis was last seen on Broadway as Eponine in the revival of Les Misérables. She originated the role of Beth March in the Broadway musical of Little Women and played a year-long run as Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Other Broadway credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Parade, and The Diary of Anne Frank. Ms. McGinnis’ television and film credits include Dear John; Sister, Sister; Wings; Blossom (recurring); Anywhere But Here, and A Goofy Movie. She can be heard on the original cast recordings of Daddy Long Legs, Little Women, Parade, and most recently, on Sutton Foster’s album Wish, singing the duet “Flight.” She holds a BA in English from Columbia University. www.meganmcginnis.info P.S. Megan is married to Adam Halpin.
ADAM HALPIN (Jervis)
Broadway: Glory Days (Skip). Off-Broadway: Dogfight (
DADDY LONG LEGS CREATIVE TEAM
PAUL GORDON (Music and Lyrics)
Paul Gordon was nominated for a 2001 Tony Award for composing the music and lyrics to the musical Jane Eyre. He won a 2009 Ovation award for his music and lyrics to Daddy Long Legs and won the 2007 Bay Area Critics Circle Award for his libretto to the musical, Emma, developed by TheatreWorks in Palo Alto and later staged at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Sense and Sensibility was commissioned by Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and premiered in 2015 to glowing reviews and sold out houses. Daddy Long Legs, written with and directed by John Caird and developed by the Rubicon Theatre Company, has had productions all over the world including London, Canada, Tokyo and South Korea (2016). Analog and Vinyl, directed by Michael Berresse, premiered at The Weston Playhouse in Summer of 2014 after a successful debut at the 2013 NAMT Festival. Being Earnest, written with Jay Gruska, premiered at TheatreWorks in April of 2013. Little Miss Scrooge, written with John Caird and Sam Caird, continues to be developed for Broadway by Michael Jackowitz and Kayrl Lynn Burns. His other shows include: Death: The Musical, The Front, and The Sportswriter. paulgordonmusic.com
JOHN CAIRD (Book, Director)
John Caird is a multiple Tony Award winning director and writer and an Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His many works include Les Misérables, The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby, Jane Eyre and countless other plays, operas and musicals that are performed all over the world. His opera, Brief Encounter, written with André Previn had it’s world premiere at the Houston Grand Opera in 2009. His new book on directing, Theater Craft has just been published.
NELL BALABAN (Associate Director)
As director: DEATH: The Musical (Village Theatre), Heartbreak House (Brave New World), The Boy In The Basement (NY International Fringe Festival); as assistant/associate director: Golda’s Balcony (B’way), Much Ado About Nothing (The Alley), Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (Paper Mill), The Foreigner (Roundabout). Music: soundcloud.com/nellbalaban
DAVID FARLEY (Scenic/Costume Designer)
David Farley is an Olivier Award winning designer whose works play all over the world including Broadway and the West End. His designs on such musicals as Sunday in the Park with George and A Little Night Music have received critical acclaim. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Costume Design, and he and Timothy Bird were nominated for the Tony Award for Best Set Design, for Sunday in the Park with George.
PAUL TOBEN (Lighting Designer)
Paul Toben’s recent credits include The Story of My Life on Broadway. He was the Associate Designer for Next to Normal and Sunday in the Park with George among many others.
PETER FITZGERALD (Sound Design)
This Season: Trip of Love, New York Philharmonic’s Joan at the Stake, Penn & Teller and 42nd Street Tour. Previous: You’re Welcome America, Movin’ Out, Gypsy; The Capeman, The Will Rogers Follies, La Cage Aux Folles, City of Angels. Noted Plays: All the Way, Glengary Glen Ross, Blithe Spirit, The Odd Couple, M. Butterfly. President of Sound Associates Inc. Peter and wife Maritza are the proud parents of daughters Lori and Mallori.
CORY PATTAK (Lighting Adaptation)
Stalking the Bogeyman (NWS), Revolution in the Elbow…(Minetta Lane), Handle with Care (Westside Downstairs), Skippyjon Jones (Theatreworks USA), This Side of Paradise (St. Clements), Unlocked, The Blue Flower (Prospect Theatre) Regional: Dog and Pony (Old Globe), The Fabulous Lipitones (Goodspeed), The Road to Where (Weston Playhouse), A Little More Alive (KC Rep), Other Desert Cities (Maltz Jupiter), Single Girls Guide (Cap Rep). Associate for Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher (Broadway). www.corypattak.com
DUNCAN R. NORTHERN (Production Manager)
A Production Manager in and around New York City for many years. Recent work includes Clinton The Musical; Amazing Grace; Hazel, A Maid in America. Born and raised in Colorado and a proud graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. “Going to Fail, Fail Moving Forward.”
JENNY GORELICK (Production Stage Manager)
Off-Broadway: That Bachelorette Show, The 69th Annual Tony Awards, One Day – The Musical, Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova, Jacuzzi, Uncool: The Party. Regional: The Seagull (The Lake Lucille Chekhov Project). B.A. in Theatre Arts & Business from Brown University.
BRIAN R. SEKINGER (Stage Management Sub)
NYC: Claudio Quest (Davenport Theatrical), Broken (Horizon), Self Made Man (Nikita), Sheila’s Day (Lincoln Center Education), Jasper in Deadland (Prospect Theater), Standby (NYMF), The (*) Inn (Target Margin), Burnt Umber (Soulographie). REGIONAL: New Musical Foundation, Kennedy Center, Folger Theatre, Studio Theatre, Swine Palace. MFA: Carnegie Mellon University. briansekinger.com
BRAD HAAK (Music Direction, Arrangements and Orchestrations)
Brad Haak’s Broadway credits include music direction for An American in Paris, Mary Poppins, Elton John’s Lestat and Il Divo – A Musical Affair. He has helmed over 40 professional productions in the U.S. as well as in Tokyo, Paris, London, Singapore and Manila. His orchestrations have been played in Broadway theaters as well as by the New York Pops, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony and the L.A. Philharmonic.
DTE MANAGEMENT (General Manager)
Davenport Theatrical Enterprises specializes in general management of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Current productions include: Avenue Q, Daddy Long Legs, Spring Awakening, Trip Of Love and That Bachelorette Show. Upcoming: Claudio Quest and Mass Appeal. Find out more at davenporttheatrical.com.
DALE BROWN CASTING (Casting)
4th Paul Gordon show! Sense & Sensibility: Chicago Shakespeare. On The Town, City of Angels: Marriott. Nerds: PTC. With Tara Rubin Casting: Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, A Little Night Music & Old Jews Telling Jokes. Regional projects with Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Milwaukee Rep, BANFF Centre, NETworks.
KEN DAVENPORT (Producer)
Ken Davenport is a Broadway producer whose credits include Spring Awakening, The Visit (Tony nomination), It’s Only a Play, Kinky Boots (Tony Award), Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination), The Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America (Tony nomination), Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury (Broadway, West End and Tour), and 13, as well as That Bachelorette Show, Altar Boyz, My First Time, The Awesome 80s Prom, and Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage Off-Broadway. Ken was featured on a national commercial for Apple’s iPhone, named one of Crain’s “40 Under Forty” and is one of the co-founders of TEDxBroadway. He created and developed the Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star, as seen on “The Today Show.” He also runs a number of theatrical websites including YourBroadwayGenius.com and DidHeLikeIt.com, for which he also developed a smartphone app. His blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Gothamist and more. He has written articles for Forbes, Mashable, Imedia and others. For more information, visit www.DavenportTheatrical.com.
MICHAEL JACKOWITZ (Producer)
Michael Jackowitz is the Executive Producer of a number of new musicals, including: Séance on a Wet Afternoon the new opera by Stephen Schwartz, Opera Santa Barbara World Premiere, New York City Opera; My Fairytale, a musical about Hans Christian Andersen by Stephen Schwartz (American Premiere at PCPA); The Best Is Yet To Come: The Music of Cy Coleman devised and directed by David Zippel, Rubicon Theatre Company/59E59 Off-Broadway (2012 Drama Desk Award for Best Review). Michael was a producer of the 50th Anniversary revival of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying on Broadway starring Daniel Radcliffe, Darren Criss and Nick Jonas (8 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical Revival 2011) and Pippin at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London 2011-12. Upcoming Productions include Tuck Everlasting directed by Casey Nicholaw (Broadway April 2016), Little Miss Scrooge directed by John Caird (Christmas 2016), Abyssinia (UK Tour 2016) and The Hawaiian Goddess (Honolulu 2017).
HUNTER ARNOLD (Producer)
Hunter Arnold is a Broadway Producer whose recent credits include The Visit(Tony nomination), It’s Only A Play, Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination),The Bridges of Madison County, Kinky Boots (Tony Award), Macbeth with Alan Cumming, Godspell and Chinglish. Upcoming projects include The Great White Hope, Somewhere in Time and A Little More Alive. In addition to his producing projects Hunter is the founder of the New Musical Creative Collective, an organization focusing on the support and development of Broadway’s emerging musical theatre composers, lyricists and book writers. Hunter is also the founder and CEO of ARTech Holdings, LLC an incubator and holding company focused on generating technologies to support the live arts community. Upcoming projects in this space include an arts education portal and a the membership community for accredited, live-theater investors: Broadraise.com
PEG MCFEELEY GOLDEN (Producer)
Peg McFeeley Golden has been a big fan of Daddy Long Legs for a few years and she is thrilled to be working with Paul Gordon and John Caird again. Past producing credits are Jane Eyre, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award), The Glass Menagerie, The Mountaintop, Dead Accounts and many others. She has also invested in many Broadway shows including the recent hits The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and Something Rotten.
TRES ROSAS (Producer)
Tres Rosas is the collective venture of Sara Miller McCune, Anne and Michael Towbes, Susan Rose and Allan Ghitterman, and Julie Weiner. All the partners in Tres Rosas share a dedication to supporting the arts. Tres Rosas is pleased to be making its Off-Broadway producing debut with Daddy Long Legs, and to be a part of this legendary story’s musical journey from California to the Great White Way.
DAVID BRYANT (Producer)
David Bryant is a General Partner on another Paul Gordon/John Caird Broadway bound musical, Little Miss Scrooge. Other producing ventures include: Off-Broadway, Lonesome Traveler(Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Nominations), Weisenthal (Drama Desk Desk, Outer Critics Circle Nominations). Broadway: A Time to Kill, and A Tale of Two Cities, the musical. He also helped capitalizeDisgraced and It Shoulda Been You, the musical. As an actor on Broadway: original Marius, Les Miserables, Showboat, Amadeus, and more!
BEN BAILEY (Producer)
After spending 7 years as a day trader, Ben now focuses his time on real estate, Internet startups, and the performing arts. An avid theater enthusiast, he is thrilled to be making his producing debut with Daddy Long Legs. When not in NYC, Ben is home in Portland Oregon playing jazz music and working on future theater endeavors.
CAIOLA PRODUCTIONS (Producer)
Tony winning producer brother and sister team, Luigi and Rose Caiola, are also owners of B&L MGMT, a family owned Manhattan real estate firm. They own Manhattan Movement & Arts Center where Rose is the Artistic Director. Broadway: Godspell, The Heiress, Glengarry Glen Ross, Macbeth, The Bridges of Madison County, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Tony Award), The Realistic Joneses, All The Way (Tony Award), Cinderella, You Can’t Take It With You, It’s Only A Play, The Elephant Man, An American in Paris. They thank Bettina and the late Benny Caiola for making everything possible.
CARL DAIKELER (Producer)
In addition to his work as CEO of Beachbody.com, he is proud to work with the Broadway producers of diverse projects including Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening, The Visit and It’s Only a Play. Upcoming: Gettin’ the Band Back Together and the film adaptation of LaChiusa’s Hello Again.
MARGUERITE HOFFMAN (Producer)
After completing her M.A. in Art History at the University of Virginia, Marguerite co-founded Arts Alive, Inc. in Washington D.C. She moved to Texas in 1984 and worked for the Dallas Museum of Art. Subsequently she served as Chair of the Board for several major Dallas area non-profits including the DMA, Planned Parenthood and the Child Care Group. Marguerite currently serves on the boards of Public Radio International, the School for Ethics and Global Leadership and Dignitas International. She has three daughters and one special significant other.
JEFFREY GROVE (Producer)
A strong supporter of the arts and is a managing partner with WitzEnd Productions. Jeffrey served as the 60th National President of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians from 2013-2014. He continues to serve the American Osteopathic Association as the Chairman of Continuing Medical Education. He is a Clinical Professor in Family Medicine at NovaSoutheastern University in Fort Lauderdale, where he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Health Professions Division.
KAYLA GREENSPAN (Associate Producer)
Broadway: Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening. She has worked at DTE for five years and independently she has produced benefit concerts for GLAAD (Broadway Gets GLAAD) and The Trevor Project (Say My Name). Kayla is a proud alumna of NYU.